Assignment 1: LASA 2â€”Critiquing an Article
For this project, you will compose a researched response to Peter Singerâ€™s article â€œAmericaâ€™s Shame.â€ This assignment allows you to assess and defend the reasonableness of personal beliefs through critical assessment of Singerâ€™s arguments and the presentation of your own, original arguments on the subject.
Review the following:
- Singer, P. (2009). Americaâ€™s shame. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 55(27), B6â€“B10. (EBSCO AN 37137370)
Develop a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation summarizing the main points of the article. Complete the following:
- Summarize the portions of Singerâ€™s article you seek to engage/critique.
- Using the tools of evaluation you have learned throughout the course, create an original argument to Singerâ€™s article that advances your own thesis in light of Singerâ€™s argument. Remember the nature of the stance is not important; you can agree or disagree with any point Singer makes within this article. The important thing is you construct a stance that clearly engages a portion of Singerâ€™s text.
- Support your argument with the use of original research. Use at least three credible, academic resources to support your positions.
Develop an 8â€“10-slide presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Be sure to include two additional slidesâ€”one for the title and the other for references. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.